Beauty CLEANSING OIL

Beauty CLEANSING OIL

Winter is here and it’s time to switch up the beauty routine. I’m swearing by the new beauty cleansing oil I found from Kiehls. It’s called the Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil.

Beauty Cleansing Oil

 

 

Putting oil on your face seems counterintuitive doesn’t it? But Kiehl’s new botanical product will have you rethinking what oil can do for your face. Your skin won’t feel greasy at all. I promise.

In the past year, I added a brightening facial oil to my skincare routine, making me think this cleanser might just for me.

Three Things I Love About Kiehl’s Cleansing Oil

1. The smell
2. It gets eye makeup off easily
3. It leaves your face feeling refreshed, not dry

You won’t get a big sudsy wash, as the cleanser emulsifies, it’ll get whiter and milky looking. I start with three pumps on dry skin. I blend the oil in my hands and then apply to my face. After a bit of cleansing, I wet my hands and add some water–things get a little sudsier then.

For my everyday eye makeup, this gets EVERYTHING off! When I did a dramatic evening eye (charcoal shadow and black liner), I did have to go back with an eye makeup remover to get the eye makeup off.

With the drier, colder air, switching to a gentler cleanser just makes sense for my beauty routine. Do you switch things up for winter? I am also on the hunt for a GREAT winter moisturizer to use after skiing. Any ideas? Any great moisturizing masks? Friends, I want to test them. Please let us know!

It definitely smells like a garden–there’s nothing harsh or chemically about the scent. I was happy to see evening primrose oil (which is rich in omega-6 fatty acids)–I’ve been hearing so much about primrose is face products. Plus it has my favorite essential oil, lavender, which just makes everything smell like the fields of France.  It’s also soap-free, sulfate-free, and mineral oil free. But it’s not free. Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil is $32.  Shop for it here: Kiehls.com

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Tips to Washing Your Face

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We all have our beauty routines, but sometimes those methods aren’t always correct. In fact, Dr. Brian Zelickson, Minneapolis-based dermatologist and creator of the new dermatologist-strength skincare line, MD Complete (http://mdcompleteskincare.com), commented that many people get the first—and very important—step in their beauty and anti-aging routine all wrong.

Check out Dr. Zelickson’s tips on cleansing your skin and you’ll be glowing in no time:

  • Use a Cleanser Twice Daily? Use a cleanser just once daily. Cleansers can compromise the skin barrier function and deplete essential nutrients and hydration. Plus, over-washing skin can ramp-up skin’s oil production, leading to acne.
  • Wash at night? Definitely. During the day the oils on your skin oxidize, which collects dirt and debris on cells from pollutants, bacteria, and viruses. Cleanse skin at night to remove these environmental toxins that can age your skin and contribute to acne.
  • Wash in the a.m.? Yes, wash your skin in the morning, but avoid using a cleanser. Your skin typically remains pretty clean while you’re sleeping. So, it’s fine to save time and simply rinse with water in the morning.
  • Hands or washcloth? If you have sensitive skin, use clean hands or a soft washcloth to avoid irritation. Oily complexion? Try a washcloth or brush to better clean the skin.
  • Hot or cold water? Go for warm—both hot and cold H20 can be too harsh.
  • Wipe dry or leave damp? After washing, gently pat skin dry and leave it slightly damp.
  • Erase acne or reduce wrinkles? It’s your choice! To battle acne, try MD Complete Anti-Aging Restoring Cleanser ($16.99). To fight the signs of aging like wrinkles and dark spots, use MD Complete Skin Clearing Clarifying Cleanser ($16.99)

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